There is a thread on KDP where someone was looking to hire (hire?! – odd word) a cover designer but the job was already fulfilled when someone posted this piece of atrocious work:
Let’s go through it:
- Grainy horrible shot (which won’t be available at hi-res) – CHECK!
- Uninspiring typography – CHECK!
- Awful colours – CHECK!
- Use of drop shadows – CHECK!
- Un-readable font – CHECK!
So what did the original poster have to say about this cover – here she is in her own words:
OMGness I love it!
OH. MY. GOD. Indeed.
So, any way, let’s have a little look at it properly for her. This is just me messing about – she’s not ‘hired’ me … or even commissioned me. But this took all over 20 mins. I’m really loving my shutterstock monthly subscription – I’m getting 25 image a day – so I can get whatever I want hi-res now without having those nasty watermarks on the draft. Genius.